It seems that Deep Silver, the publisher behind Metro Exodus, has suggested in an interview with GamesIndustry this week that it's very much possible that future titles from the company will also be exclusive to the Epic Games store.
The company's CEO, Klemens Kundratitz, said that the company was very happy with the commercial results from Metro Exodus, despite backlash from some fans, and as such they won't rule out similar exclusive deals in the future, although they have pleged to make some changes to how they do things next time.
Overall, I'm still of the opinion like I was at the beginning that, as an industry and as a publisher, we should welcome Epic and their business model. We have a strong relationship with Epic and we continue to have a strong relationship with Steam as well. It's just a shame that we couldn't announce this collaboration earlier. That was not perfect.
This isn't overly surprising, though, as back in March the company stated that Metro Exodus sold 2.5x as well on Epic as Last Light did on the Steam platform, despite all the apparent outrage over the move. If that's a fair comparison or not, we'll leave that for you to decide, but clearly the numbers make sense for Deep Silver.
Kundratitz also commented on the Steam revenue split, which is basically a 30% cut of all sales, saying that "We need to embrace a digital partner that offers a much more compelling rev share model than anybody else, and I think they act as a role model for us and for other digital partners as well—a 70/30 split is quite frankly anachronistic,"